This morning, Friday May 20, 2011, I was presented with the decision of the Advisory Board of Pardons. The 5-2 vote against commutation is the recommendation to Governor Patrick. The document indicates the vote occurred in December 2010, and the participants are the October 7th board members.
Simply stated, I don't believe individuals, who previously voted to support my petition, suddenly opposed it. As you well remember, the 2007 vote was 6-0 in support. I intend to inquire about this process and hope you feel inclined to contact the board members as well as public officials including Governor Patrick for clarity. To assist you, I hope to make available the video of the hearing and the written document of the recent decision.
Please feel free to contact me or my attorneys Ed Berkin (617) 248-2340, and Margaret Burnham (617) 373-8857,
for additional information and for further discussion. Thank you for your concern as well as your love and support.
Governor Deval Patrick
Massachusetts State House
Office of the Governor
Boston, MA 02133
617.725.4005, 888.870.7770 (in state)
http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=gov3utilities&sid=Agov3&U=Agov3_contact_us (email link)
Massachusetts Parole Board/Advisory Board of Pardons
Executive Office of Public Safety
12 Mercer Road
Natick, MA. 01760
Toll Free Victim's Line: 1-888-298-6272
Office of Public Safety Website
>> Download the Board Decision (pdf) <<
read and sign the petition to support Arnie King’s request
for commutation of sentence